The Boston 436 (46mm)

The Boston 436 (46mm)

The Boston 436 (46mm)
The Boston 436 (46mm)
The Boston 436 (46mm)
The Boston 436 (46mm)
The Boston 436 (46mm)
The Boston 436 (46mm)
The Boston 436 (46mm)
The Boston 436 (46mm)
The Boston 436 (46mm)
The Boston 436 (46mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won't be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880's - 1950's) pocket watch made by Waltham Watch Company. We call this model "The Boston" because of the company's proximity to the city.

What makes the Boston 436 unique: Today, we’re excited to present you this stunning and pristine watch initially manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 436. Originally created in 1910, this watch features an immaculate white dial background with dark blue minute and hour hands. The dial also features light-red minute indicators, contrasting the distinct and elegantly-designed hour numerals. The watch also features a perfectly matching subdial that reinforces its simple yet classic style. We matched the pocket watch’s sophisticated original design with our Machined Titanium case and nickel-plated crown. The combination conveys a highly refined piece of fashion and history. Our case also features a clear back that reveals its impressive open-face movement. The back of the watch displays a highly stylized “W.W.Co.” engraving, which conveys its authenticity. 17 jewels and gold-plated gears power this one-of-a-kind piece. We further reinforced the watch’s elegant style by equipping it with our artisan-crafted natural leather watch strap. The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1910 — the same year that William D. Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America. Boyce was inspired to form Boy Scouts of America from his interaction with a boy in London in 1909. Boyce was lost when an anonymous member of the UK’s Boy Scout Association assisted him and helped him reach his destination. Boyce attempted to tip the boy, now known as the “Unknown Scout,” but he refused and stated that he was doing his “daily good turn,” referring to the Scout’s slogan, “Do a Good Turn Daily.” Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America four months later on February 8, 1910.

Case Style:This case has been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. The case is intentionally left unpolished so the intricate tool marks made during the milling process remain visible. Titanium is the ultimate material for strength to weight ratio. Titanium has a darker look than steel, and due to its low thermal conductivity, feels warm to the touch. These characteristics create an enduring, highly wearable, distinctive piece.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number 18057896 from the Waltham Watch Company. Also known as American Watch Company and American Waltham Watch Company, Waltham was one of the leaders in attempting an entirely new concept, machines making machines. Prior to this, a watchmaker would hand-make each part of a movement one-at-a-time. Operating from 1851-1957, Waltham called its product the "Scientific Watch." Waltham's innovative, precise machining techniques made parts interchangeable, and their early version of the assembly line made high-quality watches efficient to produce. Legend has it that Henry Ford drew inspiration for his assembly line production from a visit to Waltham's factory. Located on the bank of the Charles River in "Watch City" (Waltham), Massachusetts, the factory has since been converted to apartment lofts.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number:  18057896
  • Manufacture Year:  1910
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17j
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio
What makes the Boston 436 unique: Today, we’re excited to present you this stunning and pristine watch initially manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 436. Originally created in 1910, this watch features an immaculate white dial background with dark blue minute and hour hands. The dial also features light-red minute indicators, contrasting the distinct and elegantly-designed hour numerals. The watch also features a perfectly matching subdial that reinforces its simple yet classic style. We matched the pocket watch’s sophisticated original design with our Machined Titanium case and nickel-plated crown. The combination conveys a highly refined piece of fashion and history. Our case also features a clear back that reveals its impressive open-face movement. The back of the watch displays a highly stylized “W.W.Co.” engraving, which conveys its authenticity. 17 jewels and gold-plated gears power this one-of-a-kind piece. We further reinforced the watch’s elegant style by equipping it with our artisan-crafted natural leather watch strap. The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1910 — the same year that William D. Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America. Boyce was inspired to form Boy Scouts of America from his interaction with a boy in London in 1909. Boyce was lost when an anonymous member of the UK’s Boy Scout Association assisted him and helped him reach his destination. Boyce attempted to tip the boy, now known as the “Unknown Scout,” but he refused and stated that he was doing his “daily good turn,” referring to the Scout’s slogan, “Do a Good Turn Daily.” Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America four months later on February 8, 1910.

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